In it for the long haul

Okay so I’m back after a long period of not updating this thing. What’s happened since March: I went to Pedernales, Dominican Republic. It was meant to be a quick trip to renew my 3-month tourist visa, but we ended up going with Stacey and Drew and stayed for three nights. And it was awesome. … Continue reading

Carnival in Les Cayes, Haiti

If there was ever a test of stamina, it would be Carnival. This past Saturday myself and several other Haiti Communitere (HC) volunteers and staff drove the HC school bus down to Les Cayes, a town on the southern coast known for its pretty beaches – and this year, for hosting Carnival. One million people … Continue reading

Cite Soleil gets its own Eiffel Tower

By now I’ve mentioned Cite Soleil, the most notorious slum of Port-a-Prince, a few times. While it is widely thought to be a dangerous place, a movement has started in recent months by the people of Cite Soleil to change its bad reputation. People have banded together to clean up the streets – the first … Continue reading